Having your own vehicle turned into a diecast or scale version sounds pretty amazing. Take Riley Stair’s insane Firebird that recently became a treasured Hot Wheels collectible. Now another set of “legendary” machines are set to become immortalized in a small scale. Somehow, the boffins at the 24 Hours of LeMons headquarters have convinced 1/64-scale builder Johnny Lightning to produce a run of LeMons race car diecasts. And yes, they’re as awesome as you think they are.
This Winter at your local Walmart, Target, Meijer, and more, you’ll be able to snag some Johnny Lightning LeMons cars. These live in the brand’s Streat Freaks series. The first model up? A Honda Civic with a half Cheetah print from Stain Your Lane racing.
The attention to detail on this example looks excellent in the photos. And only makes us want to see more LeMons Street Freaks on that one corner shelf in a given grocery store, where you always stop and have to browse to see what’s on the racks.
Other cars we’d like to see smallified?
- EyeSore’s Miata
- The ZomBee MGB
- The Chotus
- The Shark BMW 5-Series
- Anything from Speedycop
- The Faster Farms Belvedere
- Spank’s Mini Moke (in Lunar Rover trim)
- Any of the VW Vans that race
- The Titanic Town Car
- The Model T GT
- Metro Gnome
- The Porcubimmer/Prickstine/The Homer
There are so many more great ones out there too, of course. And no I didn’t include the Ranchero or the Uberbird since you can safely assume of course I want those made too! I have to assume some LeMons cars will be tough due to too-close licensing issues relative to actual cars, but hopefully Johnny Lightning keeps cranking these out. My goal is a desk overflowing with small versions of truly wonderful shitty cars.